The Theft of History - Canto Classics (Paperback)
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The Theft of History - Canto Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 29/03/2012
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In The Theft of History Jack Goody builds on his own previous work to extend further his highly influential critique of what he sees as the pervasive Eurocentric or occidentalist biases of so much western historical writing and the consequent 'theft' by the West of the achievements of other cultures in the invention of (notably) democracy, capitalism, individualism and love. Goody, one of the world's most distinguished anthropologists, raises questions about theorists, historians and methodology and proposes a new comparative approach to cross-cultural analysis which allows for more scope in examining history than an East versus West style.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107683556
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 500 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"The book will be welcomed to graduate seminars or to advanced classes in the historiography of world history." -- Jared Poley "World History Bulletin"
"In his broad and sweeping new book...the prolific Jack Goody once again endorses revisionist arguments and takes issue with Eurocentric historical narratives on two important registers." -- Ajay Skaria "Journal of Modern History"

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